keep (one's) word

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keep (one's) word

To do as one has promised. Tom always keeps his word, so if he promised to help you move, then he'll be here.
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keep one's word

to uphold one's promise; to do as one says. (The opposite of break one's word.) I told her I'd be there to pick her up, and I intend to keep my word. Keeping one's word is necessary in the legal profession.
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keep one's word

Honor one's promises, as in You can count on Richard; he'll keep his word. This expression employs word in the sense of "a promise," a usage dating from the late 1500s. For an antonym, see go back on.
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Queen Elizabeth topped the poll of royals with more than half of the British population trusting her to keep her word, followed by Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
Later, I was able to confirm with Ed that if the underwriter had been more specific and told him it might take a couple of weeks, he would not have expected a call any sooner and would not have felt that she had failed to keep her word.